Common Questions & Policies
DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO COME TO A WRITING SALON?
It's more fun but no, you can absolutely drop into one Salon from time to time. You can get a drop in pass here.
You are also welcome to come try a Salon or two complimentary, to see if it's a fit before you become a member.
WHAT IS THE COST OF A MEMBERSHIP?
There are two membership options: Occasional is $55 per month and Regular is $95 per month. Learn more here.
WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE OF SALONS?
There are Salons almost every day, at various times to accommodate many schedules. You can view the calendar here.
HOW DO SALONS WORK?
Salons are two hours writing sessions. For the first 10 minutes, we get snacks and connect (there are oodles of snacks at the Salon!) Then we write for about 95 minutes and, at the end, do a quick round robin to reflect on the writing process.
CAN I COME FOR JUST AN HOUR?
Unlike a co-working space or coffee shop, we are organized around Salons to help writers maintain focus, develop endurance, and feel connected. Writers are expected to arrive at the beginning of a Salon and stay through the end. Members who want shorter or longer sessions have the option to use open hours. Learn more here.
DO I SIGN UP FOR A SALON?
No need to sign up for a Salon. You can just show up with yourself and whatever you like to write with.
CAN I GET FEEDBACK ON MY WRITING?
Yes, occasionally we have a Feedback Friday where members come together to share their writing and get feedback. Members also can connect one-on-one outside of Salon to share work with each other.
ARE SALONS LED BY TEACHERS?
No, Salons are self-guided. Writers can work on whatever they'd like, although we're happy to provide prompts. if helpful.
CAN I BORROW A BOOK FROM THE SALON?
Absolutely you can! The Salon is a giant little free library. Feel free to grab a book and bring it back when you're done reading.
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